Close the Gulf and call it "the new U.S. strategic petroleum reserve"?

Last week, I noted that some experts suspect that “the” leak gusher may be just “a” gusher and that a much larger quantity of oil is pouring out of one or more other holes.

Apparently, this rumor/fear has spread to the U.S. Senate:

Some have speculated that the inner integrity of the Deepwater well could be blown (not just the top) and that oil could be leaking out from the side, making it hard to imagine how you might go about plugging the thing.

On MSNBC today, Senator Bill Nelson said he’d heard such report, and is looking into such things.

For the record, Drill-Baby-Drillers, my title is not serious.

Posted by James on Tuesday, June 08, 2010